Aetna Inc. (AET) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 08, 2014

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Aetna Inc. ( AET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 25, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AET has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $83.63, the dividend yield is 1.08%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AET was $83.63, representing a -0.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.71 and a 38.64% increase over the 52 week low of $60.32.

AET is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ). AET's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.69. Zacks Investment Research reports AET's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.66%, compared to an industry average of .4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AET Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to AET through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AET as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG )
  • iShares Yield Optimized Bond ETF ( BYLD )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 15.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AET at 6.51%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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